Thomas Ferraro

How Washington took the US to the brink and back

TheUS was headed toward an unprecedented default, and all Washington wanted to talk about was the manner in which the president had left a room.

Obama praises ‘Gang of Six’ plan

President Barack Obama on Tuesday supported a bipartisan proposal for a new deficit-reduction plan aimed at averting a debt default.

Obama on Weiner: ‘If it were me, I would resign’

President Barack Obama ramped up pressure on Monday on congressman Anthony Weiner to step down, calling his internet sex scandal a distraction.

US lawmaker Weiner seeks treatment after sex scandal

US Democratic Representative Anthony Weiner defied calls on Saturday from party leaders to resign and said he would instead seek treatment.

US Congress likely to be divided, gridlocked

The US Congress was headed for gridlock after Tuesday's elections, posing a challenge as the country struggles to get out of the economic doldrums.

Democrats push vote on huge US stimulus plan

US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid halted debate on a -billion rescue Bill late on Thursday, but said lawmakers would resume work Friday.

US economic stimulus package makes progress

Barack Obama scored his first major legislative victory on Wednesday with passage of an -billion economic stimulus package.

White House reviews automaker bailout

The White House voiced concern about a Democratic plan on Monday to bail out stricken automakers with up to -billion in loans.

US Senate returns to carmaker bailout talks

The US Senate was due to reconvene on Monday as congressional negotiators sought to draft legislation to bail out the US car industry.

US takes first step in bailing out car industry

US Senate Democrats took the first step towards bailing out the nation's crippled auto industry on Monday by proposing a -billion loan programme.

Clinton draws rebuke over assassination remark

Hillary Clinton mentioned the June 1968 assassination of Robert Kennedy in explaining on Friday why she had resisted calls to end her White House bid, drawing a rebuke from Democratic front-runner Barack Obama's campaign. Clinton, who later expressed regret over the remark, made it to the editorial board of theSioux Falls Argus Leader.

What will happen to losers of White House race?

One may wind up as the first woman to lead the United States Senate. Another is relatively young and could run again for president. The third may simply resume his role as a congressional maverick and retire in two years. These are among the options that await the losers in the three-way race for the White House.

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